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Dark Grey and Baby Blue Drusy Rings

Dark Grey and Baby Blue Drusy Rings

My lovely and ever stylish client Rosie chose these two titanium coated drusy stones to be made into rings to add to her collection of Silver Forge pieces. Fabulous!

Botryoidal Carnelian Ring

Botryoidal Carnelian Ring

I love all the cabochons I source, and it is a bit of an obsession with me! I’d love to keep them all, but that’s just silly – so one of the many joys of being a silversmith is sharing these gorgeous finds with nice people.

Botryoidal Carnelian Ring

Once in a while, though, I come across a cabochon that I just can’t part with. This botroidal carnelian is one of those.

Botryoidal Carnelian Ring

It’s a great ring to wear with earth tones, which I’ve been more drawn to lately.

Botryoidal Carnelian Ring

If you’d like a custom made gemstone ring of your own, check out my gemstone collection, and let me know which one you’d like to wear!

Black Drusy Squared Sterling Silver Ring

Black Oblong Drusy Ring

Some very kind friends gave my client a Silver Forge gift voucher for her birthday.

Black Drusy Squared Sterling Silver Ring

This oblong shaped drusy cabochon makes a gorgeous piece!

Black Drusy Squared Sterling Silver Ring

Green Freeform Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Green Freeform Drusy Ring

One of my lovely regulars, Karen, reserved this stone from my collection, and when she was ready, asked me to create her a ring.

Green Freeform Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

We worked on the design together, and I love Karen’s request for a wire border of silver around the stone.

Green Freeform Drusy Ring

Love the sparkly crystals in that drusy!

Pomegranate Red Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Pomegranate Red Drusy Ring

One of my lovely regular customers, Niki, commissioned me to make this ring as a gift for someone close to her.

Pomegranate Red Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I always love making rings, I think it’s partly because they’re one of my favourite pieces to wear, too!

Pomegranate Red Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Thanks, Niki, I hope Angela liked her gift!

Petrol Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

Petrol Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

I met my lovely client Kate when she visited me with a friend of hers who was having a piece made. She fell in love with this petrol pink titanium coated drusy agate cabochon and asked if I could make her a ring with it.

Petrol Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

I was so happy to do that! The drusy has been treated (see my blog posts about treatments here), and I think it’s gorgeous.

Petrol Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

Kate is the owner of the hair & makeup salon Peach Industries on the Tasman Peninsula, and does totally amazing things with hair.

Peach Industries Hair Salon

I’m loving the similarities here! Maybe you’d like your own ring made with a similar stone? Let me know!

smithing – creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

It’s always a joy to see other people’s creative techniques. I have written before here and here about the process of silversmithing, and I thought you might like another little insight into this world.

Emerald Green Drusy Agate Oval Cabochon

First, the drusy gemstone (from my never-ending collection!) and a rough design sketch. I’ve already created the bezel (the metal that wraps around the stone) in this picture, bending a straight strip of metal (like the one pictured) around the stone.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

The next step is preparing the backing plate. He’s some sawing and filing in action.

After filing, comes emerying.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

And laying out the component parts to see how it will look. The balls of silver are made by heating some little pieces of silver until they melt – the molten silver naturally gathers up into a sphere. It’s fun stuff!

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

I emery the back of the bezel flat, so that the join between the two pieces of metal will be exact and the solder will flow correctly.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Then it’s time for a bit of heat.

I love how from this dirty blackened thing comes an object of beauty!

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Into a solution of sulphuric acid to remove all the oxidization etc.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

While the piece is pickling, I create the bail (the part from which the pendant will hang), and a little plate stamped with my maker’s mark and ‘925’ to show the piece is made from sterling silver.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Those are soldered onto the piece, then it’s back in the pickle and after that, a rinse off.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

After a good clean-up, with lots of emerying down to a fine grade, I mount the piece on a wax dop so that i can set the stone.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

My engraving ball comes in super-handy here!

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Some time with my chasing hammer, and the stone is set.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

And finally, the finished piece!

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Granulation Sterling Silver Pendant

If you like this pendant, you can see more of it here in my shop.

Olive Green Titanium Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

Olive Green Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

A comment was left on a picture of a custom ring I posted on Facebook that I had created. The commenter said she had seen someone wearing the ring in the place where she works! I was so surprised and pleased.

Olive Green Titanium Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

That lovely commenter went on to arrange for me to create her a couple of custom pieces, one of which is this gorgeous titanium drusy agate ring.

Olive Green Titanium Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

The drusy has been treated (see my blog posts about treatments here), and I think it is just stunning. Maybe you’d like your own ring made with a similar stone? Let me know!

Supernova Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Supernova Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Supernova Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

My gorgeous friend Marg, who is an artist (you can view her beautiful work here on her website), commissioned me to create this ring for one of her daughters.

Supernova Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Marg’s daughter chose this divine drusy agate cabochon, as it reminded her of a supernova. As soon as Marg told me I could see how very apt this imagery is!

Supernova Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

It is always a joy to work with a fellow artist who appreciates not just my work, but the underlying complexities of being a creative type. Thanks as always, dear Marg!

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Drusy Agate Ring

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I love all the cabochons I source, but once in a while I come across a cabochon that I just can’t part with. This grey drusy agate is one of those.

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I love this ring, and I’ve been wearing it nearly every day!

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

If you’d like a custom made gemstone ring of your own, check out my gemstone collection, and let me know which one you love the most!

Dark Silver Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Round Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Dark Silver Titanium Coated Round Cabochon

The dark silver drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 20mm diameter. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Olive Green Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Oval Cabochon

Reserved – Drusy Agate – Olive Green Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

This stone is reserved for a lovely customer.

The olive green drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Caramel Cream Drusy Agate Gemstone Cabochon

Reserved – Drusy Agate – Caramel Cream Oval Cabochon

Please note: This stone is reserved for a lovely client.

The caramel cream drusy agate oval gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has possibly been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

A lovely bloke, who previously commissioned these stacking rings for his partner, asked if I could create her a ring using one of the gemstones he saw in my collection and loved.

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I was happy to oblige of course!

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The ring was a Christmas gift, and it was a big hit. Yay!! Thanks, Greg!

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

One of my gorgeous clients, for whom I have created a number of fabulous rings, asked if I could create a special ring for a dear friend of hers.

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I was able to source a suitable drusy cabochon, and create this ring!

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Thanks again, Charmaine – you’re a lovely!

Pale Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Reserved: Drusy Agate – Pale Pink Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

PLEASE NOTE: This stone is reserved for a lovely customer.

The pale pink drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Orange Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Orange Titanium Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

Orange Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

One of my gorgeous repeat customers, Rosie, asked me to find her a stone similar to this ring that I made for myself. I couldn’t, but I did find this one which she was very pleased to have made into a ring!

Orange Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

It’s gorgeous, very high and lusciously sparkly.

Orange Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

It was such a pleasure to make – thanks again Rosie! 🙂

smithing – creation of a teardrop shaped gemstone and sterling silver ring

I love seeing other people’s processes, and I thought it was time to give you all another look into what goes on in my workshop. I have blogged before about how I create one of my signature big chunky rings, and I thought it was time to examine that process again. Here’s how I do it!

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Firstly, an appropriate width strip of sterling silver sheet .6mm thick is selected.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

This is curved by hand using a pair of half round pliers to fit the gemstone.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Next, the strip is cut to approximately the right length on my bench peg using my jeweller’s saw, leaving a small extension for soldering against.

In this video, you see me prepare and apply the borax, position the solder (not usually quite so fumbly, I had a bit of stage fright!) and solder the bezel together.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Once the metal is cool, it goes into the pickle to be cleaned. An explanation of pickle can be found in my previous blog post.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I trim the excess bezel metal away from the solder join.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I check to make sure the bezel is a good fit.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I emery the bottom of the bezel so that it is completely flat and will make a good join with the base plate.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I select a piece of 1mm thick sterling silver sheet to fit the bezel.

I solder the bezel to the backing plate. Here you see me applying the paillons of solder with borax, and soldering the join. Then it’s back to the pickle.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

After rinsing and drying, a bit of a check to see how it’s looking!

Now, I saw the excess metal from around the bezel setting.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

After filing the edges of the bezel setting, I start creating the ring shank.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Using the appropriate width of 1.2mm thick sterling silver plate, I bend the shank to the right shape and size.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I trim the shank to the right length.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I hammer the shank with a mallet to get it perfectly round (this shot is for explanation only, I actually have the mandrel hard up against the bench to absorb the force when I’m really hammering the ring!).

Emerying the inside of the shank with my flex drive makes life easier.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

After more filing and emerying, I stamp the inside of the shank with my maker’s mark and 925, which marks the metal as being sterling silver (the 92.5% is the fine silver content).

I solder the shank to the bezel setting assembly.

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Then it’s time for plenty more filing, and coarse to fine emerying to bring the ring close to it’s finished state.  (Zen or tedium, you decide!)

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Next, I head over to my trusty engraving ball to set the stone.

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Plenty of gentle hammering with my setting hammer later…

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And my work, bar some tidying up, is done!

Persimmon Orange Drusy and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring

There it is, a beautiful drusy agate ring. I do so love what I do!

Silver Grey Drusy Agate Oval Cabochon

Reserved: Drusy Agate – Silver Grey Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

Please note: this stone is reserved for a lovely client.

The silvery grey drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Dark and Light Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Light and Dark Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Dark and Light Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

The gorgeous Linda saw one of the rings I had created on FaceBook, and just had to have her own!

 

Dark and Light Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

She chose this gorgeous and really unusual drusy agate cabochon from my gemstone collection.

 

Dark and Light Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

The ring turned out beautifully, and Linda (and her small daughter) are both very pleased with it! Thanks, Linda!

Absinthe Green Drusy Agate Cabochon

Reserved – Drusy Agate – Absinthe Green Oval Cabochon

This gemstone is reserved for a special client.

The absinthe green drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 31mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Freeform Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Freeform Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Freeform Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

My lovely friend and customer Charmaine commissioned this gorgeous ring to add to her growing collection of The Silver Forge pieces.

 

Freeform Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

The depth of the crystals are mesmerising, it is such a stunning stone.

 

Freeform Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Thanks so much Charmaine, you are always such a pleasure to create for!

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I was very happy when Bek asked to make this stunning piece of drusy into a bespoke ring for her.

 

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

The sparkle is wonderful, and the ring is a great one for every occasion!

 

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

If you’d like your own ring, you can choose your favourite stone from my gemstone collection, and I’d love to create it into something lovely for you!

Pomegranate Red Round Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Pomegranate Red Round Cabochon

The pomegranate red drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm across. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Baby Blue Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Reserved: Drusy Agate – Baby Blue Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

Please note: this stone is reserved for a lovely client.

The gorgeous titanium coated baby blue oval drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 31mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Coconut Brown Drusy Agate Round Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Coconut Brown Round Cabochon

The coconut brown drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 18mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Electric Blue Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Electric Blue Oval Cabochon

The brilliant blue drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

 

The lovely Rosie won The Endeavour Foundation Silver Forge raffle prize this year, and she used her gift voucher towards  a ring.

 

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

 

She chose this divine titanium coated cabochon from my gemstone collection, and isn’t it a stunner!

 

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Thank you, Rosie, it was a pleasure to create this ring for you. I’m currently sourcing a couple of other cabochons for more rings for Rosie!

Grey Drusy Agate Geode Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Grey Oval Cabochon

The soft and lovely grey drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 30mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The lovely Charmaine, for whom I have previously created this ringthis ring, this ring and this ring for, asked me to make her friend a ring from this fabulous round peacock blue drusy agate cabochon.

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Unfortunately, we managed to get Charmaine’s friend’s ring size a little confused –

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

so Charmaine is keeping this one for herself, and I’ll create another for her friend. As always it is such a pleasure to create for her! Thanks, Charmaine!

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Cocoa Brown Oval Cabochon

The cocoa brown drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 28mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Grey Titanium Oval Cabochon

The mysterious grey titanium coated drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 28mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating (measured in angstroms) of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metallic. The PVD process not only enhances and preserves the natural beauty and durability of druzy, but also the planet and ecosystems that created it.

Treat this titanium druzy as an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime!

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Gold Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Gold Titanium Oval Cabochon

The glittering gold titanium coated drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 23mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Via email, Maggie and I went through some choices from my gemstone collection, and I sent her pictures of a couple of stones that I hadn’t listed yet.

 

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

She chose this pale pink drusy agate, which is just divine!

 

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Thanks, Maggie, it was a pleasure to create this ring for you. I’m looking forward to our next collaboration!

Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Pink Titanium Oval Cabochon

The sweet pink titanium coated drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 26mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I was listing some new additions to my gemstone collection on my FaceBook page, and Sarah fell in love with this stormy blue drusy cabochon.

 

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

She messaged me, and we arranged for it to be made into a ring for her.

 

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Thanks, Sarah, this was a gorgeous ring to create, and you were lovely to work with!